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On June 8, 2004, Venus - the Earth's sister planet - passed in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. This very rare event (no living person has ever seen one!), lasted approximately 6 hours and was visible from Sinai in a spectacular revelation.

In order to observer such an exceptional sighting, we designed a program that not only left our group with life long memories, but also relayed documentation to the databank at VT-2004 Network, for research purposes.

TRANSIT OF VENUS ITINEREARY

Starting in Sharm el Sheik, we journeyed North West, into the Highlands of Sinai.

After an exploration of the area, with lunch on location, will rested in our first night camp at the foot of the plateau. Rising approx 3am, we started the walk to the summit and settled down for the duration. The transit was visible from aproximately 5am and continued to be seen until midday.

After the spectacle we returned to base camp and enjoyed an evening under the stars. The remaining days of the Journey took us into the Canyons, Oases & Valleys that make Sinai's Landscapes some of the natural Wonders of the World. Maintaining the theme of solar activity, our evenings were spent monitoring the last quarter of the full moon and learning of the Southern Hemisphere Star chart

Click here to view the photos from the Transit Safari

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